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by RichardLevangie
June 20th, 2010, 11:32 am
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Nominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog
Replies: 213
Views: 120179

Re: Nominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog

Jacob Jollimore has been having nightmares about an old lady with raccoon eyes for weeks, and that’s because he gave them to her. It’s the very worst thing in a summer of worst things. Jacob is 14, skinny, nerdy, and adopted from Vietnam into a blended professional family. It wasn’t enough that his ...
by RichardLevangie
June 11th, 2010, 7:06 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 338854

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I've been serious lately, writing about my Mom, and my years as a caregiver, on the fifth anniversary of her death in a post called Wildcats http://richardlevangie.com/blog/2010/06/06/wildcats/ . Then I decided to lighten things up by imagining all the Franklin the turtle books that could have been ...
by RichardLevangie
May 23rd, 2010, 9:36 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 616
Views: 192292

Re: The Introduction Thread

Imagine waking from a deep and troubling sleep after 15 years to find that everything you once had is gone, but that you’ve been given a rare gift that might help you recapture a few lost years. That’s the journey I’m taking now with my partner. We married under ominous circumstances, during my twel...
by RichardLevangie
May 21st, 2010, 8:23 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Buying A Domain and Setting Up Professional E-mail
Replies: 13
Views: 6057

Re: Buying A Domain and Setting Up Professional E-mail

You can also use a hyphen: firstname-lastname.com Or one of many variations, if they're available... firstnamelastname.us... firstnamelastname.org... firstnamelastname.info... firstnamelastname.ca (for Canadians) Frankly, if you think you'll have a career as a writer, I think you should grab your pr...
by RichardLevangie
May 9th, 2010, 7:59 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Time to Fess Up - How Long Is It Taking You?
Replies: 48
Views: 11664

Re: Time to Fess Up - How Long Is It Taking You?

I started writing a mystery in 1993 just after I developed a inexplicable illness that brought chronic daily migraines to my life. I wrote 25,000 words over a few months before abandoning the project — which, in the end, was just as well. I had thought myself quite clever, but I didn’t realize that ...
by RichardLevangie
March 7th, 2010, 8:35 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Share your opening sentence!
Replies: 236
Views: 41260

Re: Share your opening sentence!

I've published an anti-bullying program, and Id say that's your theme??? I give you a 10, because of the tongue-in-cheek humor. I'd be motivated to read on due to that tag. Erin — Thank you! You and Lightelement94 have made my weekend. Although bullying figures into the plot, it really isn't about ...
by RichardLevangie
March 6th, 2010, 8:21 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: How do you stop taking rejection personally?
Replies: 37
Views: 8649

Re: How do you stop taking rejection personally?

Kniki... Although I have yet to send out my first middle reader, I agree with what's been said. That you received any comments at all on your rejection is a good sign. And I think you'll have to get used to it. I think the publishing business — like the newspaper business — is going through dramatic...
by RichardLevangie
March 5th, 2010, 8:46 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Share your opening sentence!
Replies: 236
Views: 41260

Re: Share your opening sentence!

My first post will be my first sentence from a middle reader that I expect to finish in May. Seems appropriate. But I'll begin by complimenting Josin — my favorite so far, although many others are excellent, too. As a journalist, I've always loved a concise, memorable lede. We're all immortal until ...